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2 year(s) full-time

Program Code

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

Degree overview

  • Gain advanced skills and extended knowledge in key areas including operation management, total quality management, supply chain management, engineering economics, enterprise resource planning, project management and manufacturing strategies.
  • Apply skills and integrate knowledge to complete a practical industry project in your own workplace.
  • Develop extended knowledge and advanced practical skills in engineering and technology management to become a future leader of the industry.
  • Course materials will be provided online to allow students to plan ahead and provide a work/life balance.



Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) program provides engineering management skills for future leaders in the industrial engineering sectors, equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to strive in the ever- competitive global market.

You will learn essential principles and advanced practical skills in the areas of engineering management covering operation management, project management, total quality management, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, engineering economic analysis and production management.  

In addition, you will be provided with opportunities to develop and apply those skills whilst integrating knowledge, to complete a practical industry project in their own topic of interest.

This program is specifically designed to provide a further education pathway for senior engineers who hold a bachelor degree qualification, or relevant Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma seeking further enhancement of their skills and knowledge in engineering management. 

Intakes for the Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) are in Offshore Study Period 3 (September) and Offshore Study Period 2 (May).  The program can be completed in 15 months as students may be eligible to receive 3 elective courses of credit upon entry to the program (based on a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience). This will need to be discussed with the Program Director when applying for entry to the program.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your first year of study you’ll learn about managing the operations of an engineering organisation. Through a choice of electives, you can learn total quality management, project management, lean six sigma and professional skills as a professional engineer.

In your second year you’ll explore the strategic management of engineering operations. This includes operations management, supply chain management, engineering economic analysis, and enterprise resource planning.

Key to this degree is the development and application of research methods and skills. These will be invaluable when you begin work on your Minor Thesis in your final year. In addition to this, in most courses you will be required to complete a case study, extracted from real industrial practice, which you may need to deal with as part of engineering practice in your workplace.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
Professional Engineering Practice E EEET 3033 4.5
Elective 4.5
Elective 4.5
Elective 4.5
Engineering Research Practice EEET 5004 4.5
Total Quality Management MFET 5022 4.5
Project Planning and Control MFET 5040 4.5
Engineering Economic Analysis MFET 5011 4.5
Lean Six Sigma MFET 5053 4.5
Enterprise Resource Planning MFET 5037 4.5
Master Thesis MFET 5034 9
Operations Management Systems MFET 5024 4.5
Supply Chain Management MFET 5043 4.5
Minor Thesis 2 (Eng) MFET 5035 9



Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include: 

  • reports and project documentation 
  • essays and assignments  
  • examinations 
  • group projects and presentations 

Why Master of Engineering - Kaplan (Engineering Management)

Why this Degree

This master degree closely aligns learning to professional practice. You will apply the theory and skills you develop to a minor thesis topic of your own choice based on a real industry practise within your own company.

You will gain advanced knowledge and skills in operations management, total quality management, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, automation, energy and society, and project management.

Incorporating strong theoretical teaching, experience-based learning and contemporary facilities, we offer the ideal academic blend for graduates to meet the challenges of modern enterprise. Learning is supported by world-class engineering research and industry experience to help advance your expertise and career opportunities.

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide – we offer our students plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience and make industry connections.

We also have very strong research concentrations that provide a dynamic learning and research base for students. All have excellent facilities, with world renowned links and associations.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Career outcomes

Your career

The engineering management program is focussed on practical and industry applicable engineering and technology management skills. Graduates of this program are able to take advantage of career opportunities in the increasingly demanding engineering management sector and secure roles in a wide range of areas, such as:

  • factory operation managers
  • engineering department managers
  • energy managers
  • project managers
  • engineering business development managers

How to apply

To apply, please contact the program director, Associate Professor Sang-Heon Lee by emailing or calling +61 8 830 23018.

Alternatively, visit the Kaplan website or email them on

Your study experience and support

As a UniSA student, you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also gain access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, business, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation and private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages, or explore our student accommodation by Scape on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our international student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

  • career advice and mentoring
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • accommodation services 
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA.

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies, and can offer help with the English language too. When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

Your program director

I am a director of offshore program and Program Director for Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) at the University of South Australia. I am passionate about student engagement and learning, particularly for international student education in both onshore and transnational programs. My current research interests include machine vision systems, image processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, supply chain management and intelligent manufacturing systems. I have published over 100 international journal and conference papers. 

AsPr Sang-Heon Lee

Program Director

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AsPr Sang-Heon Lee

Program Director


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